5 Day North Coast Guided Tour

5 Day North Coast Guided Tour

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Overview

Arrive in Dublin and collect your car. Head the short journey north to the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Visit Newgrange, Hill of Tara and Trim Castle which all await your discovery. Next head north to Belfast, for refreshments and check In. A City stroll on Belfat’s lively streets and a glorious dinner in the Cathedral Quarter. Next morning is an early start as you take on the Causeway Coastal Route. This is a journey where you can immerse in the exhilarating outdoors, experience the beauty of nature and the serenity of being unplugged. The designated waymarked route will take you around the north coast of Ireland. Between Belfast and Londonderry a full nine additional scenic routes to explore by car, cycle or foot. So, from Belfast to Derry, this is an exciting itinerary with so much to see. Next you head into Donegal’s highlands and then you really hit the Wild Atlantic Way as you walk Europe’s highest cliffs. Thenb, onto storied Enniskillen and the Lake country! a stop at the American Folk Museum before resting on the lake in the Erne Resort. Finally, a short drive takes you into Dublin City for a personalised short entertaining walk in Dublin’s Old Heart.

 


Description of Tour

 

Day 1: Arrival Day Dublin – Belfast

Arrive in Dublin Airport where your vehicle will be ready for you to collect., Leaving Dublin Airport, not far outside the capital city, you will get a chance to visit one of the great wonders of the ancient world, Newgrange. Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East. Newgrange is older than Stonehenge, Mycenae or even the Pyramids of Egypt. 

Not far from here is Trim Castle. The castle, on the shores of the Boyne, is one of the largest Norman castles in Europe, and Ireland’s largest castle. Just north of here lies ancient Capitol of Ireland The Hill of Tara. This ancient site contains a number of ancient monuments, according to tradition, it was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Arriving in Belfast in the afternoon, we have arranged a Black Cab Political Tour which will give you an insight into Belfast’s troubled history & vibrant modern culture or you can visit The Titanic Belfast Experience, telling the story of the famous HMS Titanic which tragically sank on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1912. For Evening enjoy a 3 course welcome dinner full of Belfast’s finest cuisines.

Day 2: Belfast – Derry

Early morning rise and it’s back on the road to experience this fabulous Northern route. From Belfast, head north to the beautiful Glens of Antrim dotted with quaint villages. From here, make sure to walk the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge spans a gaping chasm between the coast and a small island used by fishermen. The terrifying eighty foot drop can be crossed via the swinging bridge – not for the faint hearted!  From here travel to the Giant’s Causeway. the Causeway was formed 70,000,000 years ago by massive volcanic. Legend has it that the Irish giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. Heading west take in the ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle, teetering out over the ocean, or breathe in the fresh air at the beaches of Portrush or Portstewart. Look out for the glorious Mussenden Temple overlooking the 9 mile long Benone Strand, before heading on to Derry City for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Derry – Donegal

Take time out this morning to walk Derry city’s walls lined with cannons, taking in the richness of the sights and attractions scattered around the city, which hark back to another era entirely. A walking tour of the Bogside is a must see to experience the complex history of this historical City. Back on the road again with an exciting trip towards Donegal. 

Deep in the heart of County Donegal is Glenveagh National Park and is considered by many to be Ireland’s finest national park. In the south of the county, you will find the magnificent Slieve League Cliffs. At over 1,000 feet, the cliffs are the highest marine cliffs in Europe. Next stop along this route is the Gaelic speaking village of Glencolumbcille where you can take the opportunity to relive local rural life as experienced in 18th, 19th and 20th century Ireland. 

Other major touring attractions in Donegal include the Railway Heritage Centre, Donegal castle and Donegal Craft Village in Donegal town.

Day 4: Enniskillen

Today we head south towards Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. There’s plenty to enrich your journey as you pass through the gloriously scenic Sperrin Mountains; and you can take a small detour to visit the Ulster American Folk Park, just outside Omagh, County Tyrone, which is one of the best open-air museums of its kind, detailing why two million people left Ulster for America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby, Gortin also has a magical forest where the flora and fauna can be viewed in all their glory. Finish your day in Enniskillen by visiting its impressive castle.

Day 5: Dublin

Early morning rise to make your way down the M3 back to Dublin.

Arrive back in Dublin City early afternoon to be greeted at your accommodation by a private guide who will take you on a spectacular guided walking tour of Dublin City. A farewell dinner & Live Irish Dance show is instore for you on your last night.

Tour Package Includes:

  • Airport Meet and Greet, Tour Information Pack
  • Pre-paid entry to all following sites: Bru na Boinne (Newgrange), Titanic Experience, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Glenveagh National Park, Sliabh League or Glencolumcille, American Folk Museum, Enniskillen Castle, Guinness Storehouse, Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Driver/Guide
  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Breakfast and Dinners
  • 24/7 Customer Care

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